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- n. dreariness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Dreariness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dismalness; terror; horror; dread.
Whilst Jacob's grief to me belongs and Jonah's dreariment, Ay, and Job's torment and despite and Adam's plight of bane.
For, when I saw thee get thee gone upon our parting day, My eyes, for very dreariment, with tears of blood did rain.
He weeps for dreariment and grief and stress of longing pain, And eke his transport doth the fires, that rage in him, bewray.
Waterfalls; having been assured by the light struggling through the mist, that it would not be long till there was a break-up of all that ghastly dreariment, and that the sun would call on him to come forth from his cave of shelter, and behold in all its pride the Glen affronting the sea.
A studiously placed pistol could thus put an end to his dreariment.
4 Full of sad fear and ghastly dreariment, ghastly > frightful (from the same root as "ghost") dreariment > horror
4 Enrolled in flames, and smouldering dreariment, dreariment > gloom
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